Teresa Leslie-Canty

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Topeka High School educators Ashley CoffmanTeresa Leslie-Canty and Tonia Lauxman have been nominated for the 2019-20 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Coffman, a music teacher, was nominated by an anonymous student for the respect and care she shows toward the entire student body. She has volunteered many times to buy clothes or shoes for students in need. She never puts anyone down and is ready to help at any time of the day.

Leslie-Canty, a Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas teacher, was also nominated by an anonymous student. She was recognized for relating to her students on a personal level, and she talks about her own struggles so students can learn from her mistakes.

Lauxman, a language arts and creative writing teacher, was also nominated by an anonymous student. She was recognized for creating a safe space in her classroom where students can freely express themselves and their opinions.